Hi thanks. I've read reviews of both and checked on various forums about them and for ease of useing the sequencer, the E-mu seems to be ahead of the roland. Also, again the E-mu has it in the ease of editing the in built sounds and adjusting the volume of sounds in a pattern via the control on its front panal. The Roland looks like it could be a bit of a pain to set volume in a pattern because of the lack of any front panel controls. I had a ensoniq vfx-sd and sd1and the sequncer on them was really easy to use and that's what im looking for in a stand alone hardware sequencer!.....just to ad, I've been offered a MC-80EX with a built in zip drive, scsi board fitted, & external hard drive and for €180.